Book of Dead
Book of Dead is an Ancient Egypt themed slot from Play’n Go that tells the story of an explorer called Rich Wilde who is in search of lost relics. As you are no doubt aware, there are a huge number of slots that share this theme, but over the years, Book of Dead has emerged as a player favourite with many going as far as to call it the best of the genre.
Book of Dead is a 5-reel slot with 3 rows and up to 10 paylines. The action takes place inside an impressive chamber, perhaps the pharaoh’s throne room, and some ornate pillars flank them. It couldn’t be easier to start playing the game, you simply need to set your coin value, from 0.01 up to 2, how many paylines you want active, from 1 to 10, and how many coins you want to bet per payline, from 1 to 5. This allows you to bet anywhere from 0.01 up to 100 per spin.
You will find other functionality designed to enhance the playing experience. For instance, you can use auto play to set up to 100 spins going, you can turn the music and sound effects on and off, there is a bet max button, and so on.
The theme extends to the slot’s high value symbols; they include Rich Wilde himself, a gold statue, an Egyptian god and a bird. The lower value symbols are the royals J, Q, K and A, and they too have been given an Egyptian design.
The golden Book of Dead symbol is both the wild symbol and the scatter; it will substitute for all of the other symbols to help you form more winning combinations and it triggers the main bonus feature.
Book of Dead’s main bonus feature is a free spins round that begins when at least three of the Book of Dead scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels. Before the free spins begin, one of the regular symbols is chosen at random to become an expanding symbol. After each spin, when the regular payouts have been awarded, the chosen symbol can then expand to fill the reels it has landed on if it will help to form more wins. The chosen symbol pays out as long as there are enough of them on a payline, but they do not have to be adjacent to one another. Best of all, the free spins can be retriggered indefinitely.
Book of Dead has a jackpot of 5000 times the bet, which is won if the reels are filled with Rich Wilde symbols. Landing five of them along a payline is enough to payout 5000 times the line bet, while the statue can payout up to 2000 times the line bet and the god and bird symbols can both payout up to 750 times the line bet.
What We Like:
- Variable paylines
- RTP of 96.21%
- Large maximum payout
- Rewarding bonus feature
What We Don’t Like:
- High volatility
- Older game that looks slightly dated
Big Bass Bonanza
If you enjoy fishing and you are hoping to reel in some big wins, then there is every chance that you will enjoy playing Pragmatic Play’s Big Bass Bonanza. The game takes you out to sea with a fisherman where you may be able to hook yourself some real treasure.
Big Bass Bonanza is a 5-reel slot with 3 rows and 10 fixed paylines. The transparent reels are set against a view of the seabed with bubbles rising up from the bottom separating them. The game is very easy to play. Before spinning the reels, all you need to do is set your coin value, from 0.01 up to 2.50, and how many coins you want to bet per payline, from 1 to 10. This gives the slot a betting range of 0.10 up to 250 per spin.
You will also find various other bits of functionality, such as auto play, quick spin, turbo spin, volume controls, and so on, all of which can be used to tailor the experience to your preferences.
There are a number of thematic high value symbols on the reels including a float, a fishing rod, a dragonfly, a tackle box, and some fish. The lower value symbols are the royals 10, J, Q, K and A.
The fisherman holding a large fish is the wild symbol and he will substitute for all of the other symbols, except for the scatter symbol, to help and form winning combinations. The scatter symbol is a hooked fish.
The slot’s main bonus feature is a free spins round. Landing three, four or five scatter symbols awards 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. During the free spins, special fish cash symbols come into play that land with cash values attached to them. Each wild symbol that lands will collect the value on the fish cash symbols. Furthermore, the wild symbols are also collected and every fourth one awards 10 extra spins and increases the payout multiplier, first to x2, then x3 and finally x10. The extra spins can only be retriggered three times. However, when just one wild lands on the reels, extra fish may appear in random reel positions to increase the cash bonuses.
The slot has a theoretical top payout of 2,100 times the bet, which can be won with the help of the multipliers in the free spins round. The top regular payout of 2000 times the line bet is won by landing five float symbols along a payline.
What We Like:
- Enjoyable graphics
- Above average RTP of 96.71%
- Highly engaging bonus feature
- Medium volatility
What We Don’t Like:
- Features explained poorly in paytable
- No wild symbols in base game
If you love cuddly toys and you have fond memories of trips to the fair as a child, then Eyecon’s Fluffy Favourites slot is without a doubt the game for you. The game takes you for a delightful day out during which you will have multiple opportunities to win big.
Fluffy Favourites is a 5-reel slot with 3 rows and up to 25 paylines. The reels are set in a green meadow with a bright sun and a colourful rainbow visible in the background. Before you spin the reels all you need to do is set how many paylines you want active and your bet per payline using the controls underneath the reels. When you are happy with your bet just click on the spin button to start the reels.
All of the game’s symbols are related to the soft toy theme and they include a hippo, a dragon, a monkey, a panda, a lion, a turtle, a giraffe, a rhino, a duck, and a pair of goldfish.
The pink elephant is the wild symbol and it will substitute for all of the other symbols, except for the scatter symbols, to help and form more winning combinations. As an added bonus, whenever the wild helps to form a win, the payout is doubled. The scatter symbol is a claw.
The Toy Box Pick bonus game is triggered when at least three of the claw scatter symbols land on the reels. You need to pick up the soft toys from the machine with the claw and you will have the same number of attempts to pick as there were triggering symbols. Each of the toys can award payouts of up to 100 times your bet.
You will win 15, 20 or 25 free spins for landing three, four or five of the pink elephant symbols respectively. All the payouts in the free spins are tripled, so they may be enormous, and it is possible to retrigger the spins up to 15 times.
Fluffy Favourites has a jackpot of 5000 times the bet, which is won by landing five of the hippo symbols along a payline. However, the biggest payouts are likely to arrive through the free spins round, when the x3 payout multiplier is in play.
What We Like:
- Original theme
- Two bonus features
- Plenty of payout multipliers
- Large jackpot
What We Don’t Like:
- Lower than average RTP of 95.39%
- Cute design may not be to everybody’s taste